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Character sheets for the various wrestlers/managers/General Managers of ECW.

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     Debuted in 1992 

Donn E. Allen (Don Adelberg) 1992-1996, 1998

Eddie Gilbert (Thomas Edward (Eddie) Gilbert, Jr.) 1992-1993

Tod Gordon 1992-1997

Johnny Hot Body (Johnny Weiss) 1992-1995

Ivan Koloff (Oreal Perras) 1992-1993

Don Muraco (Donald Muraco) 1992-1993

The Pit Bulls (Spike/#1 [Gary Wolfe] and Rex/#2 [Anthony Durante]) (1992-1998)

Stevie Richards (Michael Manna) 1992-1997

JT Smith (John Smith) 1992-1996, 1998
  • Finishing Move: "Fly Me to the Moon-Sault"
  • The Klutz: After suffering a head injury from a genuine botch, it was turned into an angle where he thought that he was Italian. He would mess up moves on purpose, drawing "You fucked up! You fucked up!" chants.
  • Red Baron: "The Italian Stallion"
  • Ur-Example: Created the FBI gimmick.
  • Waxing Lyrical: He'd sing Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon."

Jimmy Snuka (James William Reiher) 1992-1994

Tony Stetson (Anthony "Tony" Matteo) 1992-1996

The Super Destroyers (#1 [AJ Petrucci] and #2 [Doug Stahl]) 1992-1993

Larry Winters 1992-1993

     Debuted in 1993 

Abdullah the Butcher (Lawrence Paul Shreve) 1993

Mike Awesome (Michael Alfonso) 1993-1994, 1998, 1999-2000

The Bad Breed - Axl Rotten (Brian Knighton) 1993-1999 and Ian Rotten (John Williams) 1993-1995
L-R, Ian, Axl

Chris Candido (Christopher B. "Chris" Candito) 1993-1994, 1996-1999

Crash the Terminator (William "Bill" DeMott III) 1993

Paul E. Dangerously (Paul Heyman) 1993-2001

Shane Douglas (Troy Martin) 1993-1995, 1996-1999

Tommy Dreamer (Thomas Laughlin) 1993-2001

Terry Funk 1993-1998

Johnny Gunn (Tom Brandi) 1993

The Headhunters (A&B) (Manuel and Victor Santiago) 1993, 1996

Jason (Jason Knight) 1993-2000

Hack Meyers (Donald Haviland) 1993-1996, 1997, 1998

Peaches (Lori Fullington) 1992-1994, 1996, 2000

The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge [Michael Durham] and "Flyboy" Rocco Rock [Theodore James "Ted Petty]) 1993-1996, 1999

Sabu (Terry Brunk) (1993-1995, 1995-2000)

The Sandman (James Fullington) (1993-1998, 1999-2001)

Joey Styles (Joseph Bonsignore) 1993-2001

Kevin Sullivan (Kevin Francis Sullivan) 1993-1994

The Tazmaniac/Taz (Peter Senerchia) (1993-2000)

     Debuted in 1994 

2 Cold Scorpio (Charles Scaggs) 1994-1996, 1998, 1999

911 (Al Poling) (1994-1996)

Chris Benoit (Christopher Michael Benoit) 1994-1995

The Bruise Brothers (Ron and Don Harris) 1994, 1996-1997

Cactus Jack (Michael Francis Foley) 1994-1996

Dean Malenko (Dean Simon) 1994-1995

Brian Pillman 1994, 1996

Devon Storm (Christopher Ford) 1994, 1996

Mikey Whipwreck (Jonathan Watson) 1994-1998, 1999-2001

     Debuted in 1995 

Bill Alfonso (1995-2001)

  • Hot-Blooded: He was loud and angry.
  • Lawful Evil: This was his whole shtick as the evil referee: He was a heel who pissed off the fans by attempting to enforce the rules in a promotion that generally avoided them.
  • Non-Action Guy: Has said that the reason he and Tod Gordon put so much effort into their matches was because neither guy could wrestle and they didn't want the fans to think that they were half-assing it.
  • Only Sane Man: He was the only one who could keep RVD and Sabu on the same page if they were having a disagreement about something.
  • Perma-Stubble Of Evil: He always had a dirty, grubby stubbly beard.
  • Power Stable: The Florida Clique, in NWA Florida in the 2000s.
  • Red Baron: "Fonzie," "The Manager of Champions," "The Man Who Calls It Right Down The Middle"
  • Too Dumb to Live: He banned 911 from using the Chokeslam. During the third fall of the ECW Gangstas Paradise 2 out of 3 Falls Double Dog-Collar ECW World Tag Team Champions Raven and Stevie Richards vs. The Pit Bulls Match, Raven sent PB#2 through two tables, which, by 1995 ECW standards, was enough to get him stretchered to the back. Tommy Dreamer walked to the ring, put on one of the collars, low-blowed Raven, hit him with a DDT and pinned him. Dreamer and PB#1 celebrated the win and ring announcer Bob Artese was unsure whether to announce the Pit Bulls or PB#1/Dreamer as the new Champs. Alfonso came down and said that he approved 2 out of 3 Falls, which wasn't in the contract, and that the match was over because the Pit Bulls couldn't continue, which meant that they would have had to split up as a tag team. ECW Commissioner Tod Gordon came down and declared that the match was over when he said it was over. Meanwhile, Big Dick Dudley, then a member of Raven's Nest, made his way to the ring on crutches. Tod restarted the match and Fonzie knocked him down. Big Dick Dudley entered the ring, Chokeslammed Dreamer, and walked away. Alfonso said, "I'm allowing the Chokeslam tonight, because Tommy Dreamer, you're dreaming baby, you've never pinned Raven. The Chokeslam is on!" Cue The Edgar Winter Group's "Frankenstein," and heeere's 911. Fonzie protests but 911 finally gets his hands on him and FINALLY Chokeslammed Alfonso.note 
  • Would Hit a Girl: Yes, though Beulah definitely hit back.
  • Wrestling Family: His cousin is Dave "Fidel" Sierra aka The Cuban Assassin.

The Blue Meanie (Brian Heffron) 1995-1998, 1999-2001

The Dudley Boys

Buh Buh Ray Dudley (Mark LoMonaco) 1995-1999

Sign Guy Dudley / Lou E. Dangerously (Lou D'Angeli) 1995-2000

Big Dick Dudley (Alex Rizzo) 1995-1999

Francine (Francine Fournier) 1995-2001

Joel Gertner 1995-2001

See this page for more regards the Dudleys.
  • Affectionate Parody/Shout-Out: Once went into a match against Cyrus with Kamala's stars and half-moon painted on his chest and stomach.
  • Casanova Wannabe: His whole act was about how great he was in bed.
  • Catchphrase/Incoming Ham: "Well, well, well, it is I, 'The Quintessential Studmuffin' and a damn handsome man, Joel '(INSERT INAPPROPRIATE COMMENT ABOUT HIS SEXUAL PROWESS HERE)' Gertner."
  • Hammy Herald: For the Dudleys
  • Non-Action Guy: He actually defeated Cyrus at Anarchy Rulz 2000, but tended to get clobbered any time he got involved.
  • Put on the Commentary Team: After Buh Buh Ray and D-Von jumped to WWE.
  • Red Baron: "The Quintessential Studmuffin"
  • Refuge in Audacity: All the damn time.
    "The man who, last night, took such liberties with YOUR mother that he is now legally recognized, in five states, as your father, Big Dick Dudley!"

Eddie Guerrero (Eduardo Gory "Eddie" Guerrero Llanes) 1995

Konnan (Charles Ashenoff) 1995-1996

John Kronus (George Caiazzo) 1995-1999

Beulah McGillicutty (Theresa Hayes Laughlin) 1995-1998

Rey Mysterio Jr. (Oscar Gutierrez Rubio) 1995-1996

New Jack (Jerome Young) 1995-2001

Psicosis (Dionicio Castellanos Torres) 1995, 2000

Raven (Scott Levy) 1995-1997, 1999-2000

Mustafa Saied (Jamal Mustafa aka Terrence Ladd) 1995-1997, 1999

Perry Saturn (Perry Satullo) 1995-1997

Al Snow (Allen Sarven) 1995, 1997-1998

Luna Vachon (Gertrude Vachon) 1995

Vampire Warrior (David Heath) 1995

     Debuted in 1996 

Bam Bam Bigelow (Scott Bigelow) 1996-1998

Big Guido (Michael Santoni Jr.) 1996

Chris Chetti (1996-2001)

"Dastardly" Danny Doring (Danny Morrison) 1996-2001

D-Von Dudley (Devon Hughes) 1996-1999

Little Spike Dudley (Matthew Hyson) 1996-2001

Chris Jericho (Christopher Irvine) 1996

Damien Kane 1996

Lady Alexandra 1996

Brian Lee (Brian Harris) 1996-1997

Balls Mahoney (Jonathan Rechner) 1996-2001

Little Guido Maritato/Damien Stone(James Maritato) 1996-2001

Miss Patricia 1996-1997

Super Nova/Nova (Mike Bucci) 1996-2001

"The Angry Amish Warrior" Roadkill (Michael DePoli) 1996-2001
  • Amish: Actually a case of off-camera Character Development. He started as a generic Jobber named Roadkill. Al Snow told him that he looked Amish. They pitched the idea to Paul E., who told Roadkill to go research it. The gimmick was partially based on the Amish (actually Mennonite) character in the Woody Harrelson bowling comedy movie Kingpin.
  • Ascended Extra: Started as one of the anonymous trainees in Taz's heel entourage Team Taz
  • Catchphrase: His was "CHICKENS!" This was the only word he would say.
  • Death from Above: Close to 300 lbs., and could come off the top rope.
  • Finishing Move: Amish Splash; Buggy Bang (w/Doring)
  • Odd Couple: with Danny Doring
  • Tag Team: with Danny Doring

Tracey Smothers 1996-1999

Lance Storm (Lance Evers) 1996-2000

Rob Van Dam (Rob Szatkowski) 1996-2001

Kimona Wanalaya (Kristina Laum) (1996)

"Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1996

    Debuted in 1997 

Chastity (Denise Riffle) 1997-1999
  • Catfight: with Beulah
  • Girliness Upgrade: In her last appearance, on the December 10 (taped December 5), 1998, ECW Hardcore TV, she was in Justin Credible's corner wearing a dress and actually looking sexy, as opposed to how she had normally worn pants and sneakers. After losing his match to Masato Tanaka, Justin confronted her about it, even calling her "Denise." She was promptly Put on a Bus, never to return, to WCW.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Fire extinguisher spray
  • Non Action Girl: Catfights were her limit.
  • Power Stable: Raven's Nest
  • Put on a Bus: That dropped her off in WCW at the start of 1999.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Tommy Dreamer piledrove her, and Justin Credible hit her with his Singapore cane.

Justin Credible (Peter Polaco) 1997-2001

Lupus (Kent Porter) 1997

Jerry Lynn 1997-2001

Tommy Rich (Thomas Richardson) 1997-1999

"Ravishing" Rick Rude (Richard Rood) 1997

"Wild"/"Beautiful" Bill Wiles/Bilvis Wesley 1997-2000, 2001

Jenna Jameson (Jenna Marie Massoli) 1997-1998
  • Red Baron: "The Queen of Porn." Also for one night, she was known as "Lady Dudley" being the valet for the Dudley Boyz.
  • Sex Sells: The main reason why she appeared in ECW.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: When she appeared in 1998's Living Dangerously, she interviews Justin Credible and he tells her he already has Beulah McGillicutty and he doesn't need her. Jenna tells Credible that she only tried to interview him because she was asked to. Now, Jenna says, she’s going to talk to who she wants to: Tommy Dreamer. Dreamer comes out, kisses Jenna, and walks to the ring to a massive pop.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Her first appearance in 1997's Hardcore Heaven was being the valet for the Dudley Boyz, being even known as "Lady Dudley" that night.

     Debuted in 1998 

Dawn Marie (Dawn Marie Psaltis) (1998-2001)

Jazz (Carlene Denise Moore-Begnaud) 1998-2001

The One Man Gang (George Grey) 1998-1999

Rod Price (1998-1999)

The Prodigy (Tom Marquez) 1998-2001

  • Ascended Extra: Started as one of the anonymous trainees in Taz's heel entourage Team Taz. Later became part of Simon Diamond and Swinger's entourage.
  • Jobber
  • Unrelated Brother: To the Prodigette

Tammy Lynn Sytch (1998-1999)

Masato Tanaka (1998-2000)

Jack Victory (Kenneth Rinehurst) 1998-2001

    Debuted in 1999 

C.W. Anderson (Chris Wright) 1999-2001

Angelica/Miss Congeniality (Amy Christine Dumas, 1999)

Steve Corino 1999-2001
  • Big Bad: Of the Network, since he was too prominent to be considered The Dragon
  • The Dragon: To Chris Candido
  • Finishing Move: Old School Suplex, Old School Expulsion
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl: Francine squashed him in an impromptu "match" at Anarchy Rules 99 that had started as a Tommy Dreamer promo.
  • Parts Unknown: The Old School Heroes were billed from "The Pages of Wrestling History."
  • Red Baron: "The King of Old School"
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Believed himself to be the heir of old school wrestling tradition, based on absolutely nothing.
  • Tag Team: The Old School Heroes, with Jack Victory

Cyrus (Don Callis) 1999-2001

Simon Diamond (Pat Kenney) 1999-2001

  • Ambiguously Gay: When he had his male valet named Dick.
  • Bash Brothers: With C.W. Anderson and Swinger
  • Catchphrase: Started his first promos by saying, "Simon has a problem."
  • Finishing Move: Simonizer
  • Took a Level in Badass: Courtesy of C.W. Anderson rescuing he and Swinger from their entourage of the Prodigy (Tom Marquez), the Prodigette and the Musketeer.
  • Tuckerization: Formerly known as Lance Diamond, Paul Heyman told him that his wrestling style reminded him of Dean Malenko, whose real last name is Simon. Thus, he became Simon Diamond.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He hit the Simonizer on Jazz.

Elektra (Donna Adamo) 1999-2001

Big Sal E. Graziano 1999-2000

Judge Jeff Jones 1999-2000
  • Ascended Extra: Started as a ref.
  • Face–Heel Turn: And a doozy at that. He started as a generic referee. On October 18, 1997, he simply stood by and did nothing as the Dudleys ran in during the New Jack/John Kronus-FBI (Smothers/Guido) match for the ECW World Tag team Titles, beat up Kronus and threw Guido on top for the pin. He more or less disappeared until he reemerged in his "Judge" gimmick at ECW Guilty As Charged 99, January 10, 1999 and unleashed the debuting SID VICIOUS on Kronus. He later atoned for this by bringing in Uganda (Ben "Giant Kamala II" Peacock) and, more significantly, the returning Mike Awesome at Anarchy Rulz.
  • Hanging Judge: He'd randomly walk out before a match and declare some jobber "Guilty," and have Sid squash the poor guy.
  • Non-Action Guy

Rhino (Terry Gerin) 1999-2001

Sid (Sid Eudy) 1999

The Sinister Minister (James Mitchell) 1999-2001

Super Crazy (Francisco Islas Rueda) 1999-2001

Yoshihiro Tajiri 1999-2001

Uganda (Ben Peacock) 1999

Da Baldies 1999-2000

Spanish Angel/Angel (Angel Medina) (1998-2000)

DeVito (Tony DeVito) 1999-2000

Skull (Vito LoGrasso, formerly Skull Von Krush) 1998-1999

News (Paul Neu, formerly PN News) 1999

Grimes (Vic Grimes) 1999-2000

Redd Dogg (Rodney Begnaud) 2000
L-R: Angel, DeVito

The Dupps 1999-2000

Bo Dupp (William Murray Happer)

Jack Dupp (Mike Howell)

Puck Dupp (Marty Garner)
L-R: Jack, Puck, Bo

    Debuted in 2000 

Scotty Anton (Scott Antol) (2000)

  • Arch-Enemy: At first it was Rob Van Dam. After RVD's injury he became a Network sycophant without an arch enemy until Steve Corino left the Network, at which point Corino became the arch enemy.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Came into ECW as Rob Van Dam's friend, but backstabbed him to join up with The Network.
  • Finishing Move: The Clapper (Sharpshooter)
  • Heel–Face Turn: He faked one. He and Steve Corino were turning face against the Network, but while Corino's was genuine, Anton was just waiting for a chance to inflict maxiumum damage with a backstab.
  • Power Stable: The Network, led by Cyrus the Virus.
  • Tag Team: Spent some time teaming with Steve Corino while they were in the Network together.

Chilly Willy (William Jones)
  • Arch-Enemy: Da Baldies
  • Bash Brothers/Odd Friendship: With Balls Mahoney. A Soul Brotha from North Carolina and a Garbage Wrestler from New Jersey don't make for a typical team.
  • Gimmick Matches: At ECW November To Remember 2000, November 5, 2000, he and Balls Mahoney defeated Da Baldies (Angel and DeVito) in a Flaming Tables Match.
  • Red Baron: "Everybody's Favorite Homeboy." Rather than have a specific hometown, he'd be billed from wherever he was wrestling that night.

Tony Mamaluke (Charles John Spencer) 2000-2001

  • Big Applesauce: Legitimately born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
  • Meaningful Name: Averted with his post-WCW name Tony Mamaluke. Mamaluke is an Italian insult translating roughly to 'knucklehead', but Tony got the name from Joey Styles' attempts at finding a better last name for him than Marinara.
  • Napoleon Syndrome: He didn't have it as bad as Little Guido did, despite being even a little bit smaller than Guido, but he didn't appreciate being mocked for his lack of size.
  • Power Stable: The Full-Blooded Italians in ECW and WWE, EV 2.0 in TNA.
  • Tag Team: The Full Blooded Italians, with Little Guido. The FBI had at various times other members, but post-ECW the core duo was always Guido and Mamaluke. He also had The Purists with John Walters in ROH.
  • Throw It In: His name became Tony Mamaluke because ECW forgot to pick a new last name for him, and Joey Styles declared that 'Marinara' was too stupid to use. After stammering for a couple seconds he settled on Mamaluke after the team Tony had managed in WCW, and it stuck.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When he was brought in he was booked as somone who's bark was bigger than his bite, but he steadily improved, to the point that he and Little Guido won the ECW Tag Titles and Guido declared him a full member of the FBI. One could also see a second level in badass when he switched from non-wrestler in WCW to wrestler in ECW.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: TNA called him "Tony Luke" at their Hardcore Justice show since WWE owned the trademark on the Tony Mamaluke name.

The Musketeer 2000

The Prodigette (Angel Orsini) 2000-2001

Swinger (Joseph Dorgan) 2000-2001